Concordia Lutheran College

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Concordia Lutheran College
Location
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Australia
Information
Type Independent, Co-educational, Day & Boarding
Motto Latin: Nisi Dominus Frustra
(Without the Lord, all is in vain)
Denomination Lutheran
Established 1946[1]
Principal Michael Kaiser
Chaplain Mark Vainikka
Employees 96
Enrolment 760 (K-12)
Colour(s) Blue, Red & Gold
              
Website

Concordia Lutheran College is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school of the Lutheran Church of Australia, located in Toowoomba on the Darling Downs of Queensland, Australia.

Concordia Memorial College was renamed Concordia College and later renamed Concordia Lutheran College, after merging with Martin Luther Primary School and Concordia Primary School.

It is made up of the three campuses of Martin Luther Primary School, Concordia Primary School and Redlands campus (because of its heritage listed Redlands building) and these three campuses are given the collective name of Concordia Lutheran College.

Concordia participates in Rotary International's Interact Club program, in which students raise money and volunteer for various programs and charities in the school, the wider community and internationally.

Concordia's students frequently participate in charity events such as The Cancer Council's Relay for life, World Vision's 40 Hour Famine as well as sponsoring a child, also through World Vision.

Curriculum[edit]

Concordia's Students study a variety of subjects in a range of categories including: Arts, Sciences, Sports, Numeracy, Literacy, Languages, Studies of Society and Environment, Religious Education, Business, Technology, Furnishing and Metalwork. TAFE, University Headstart and Work Experience Programs are also frequently undertaken.

Concordia offers a unique Independent Learning Centre, where students can opt to study a unit of their own choice (E.g. World War I, The Mona Lisa, fashion design) This has proven to be a highly successful program, with students choosing and learning from units that will benefit their chosen careers later in life.

In 2007, Concordia was ranked among the 20 best schools in Queensland, from year 12 Overall Position results.

Sport[edit]

As with most Australian schools, Concordia Lutheran College uses a house system. The three houses of the college are:

  • Altus - Red
  • Kessler - White
  • Stedman - Yellow

General Sporting days are held on Wednesdays, however many students choose to participate in extracurricular sporting teams such as 'Wednesday Night Volleyball' and 'Friday Night Basketball'

Annually, Concordia holds an athletics carnival, usually in the third term. A swimming carnival is held in the first term along with cross-country events in the first or second term. Concordia also competes in Regional and Inter-Lutheran sporting events in Athletics, Cross Country and swimming. These are generally held in Brisbane and are contended by many Lutheran schools from South East Queensland. There are also two sport captains nominated each year, with the 2013 sport captains being Jay Creeks and Renae Bahnisch. The two captains participate in and run many events throughout the year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Concordia College". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°34′26.61″S 151°55′46.17″E / 27.5740583°S 151.9294917°E / -27.5740583; 151.9294917